Manager, Strategic Sourcing

As a member of our Operations team, you will strategically find world class supply partners that balance quality, cost, and lead times.  Drive cost reduction activities to achieve yearly objective.  Analyze current and future market trends to mitigate supply chain risks through thoughtful action. Working well in a team environment.

Responsibilities Include:

People Management and Departmental Administration

  • Utilizing excellent written communication skills, produce clear and well-organized documents
  • Build and mentor an effective and empowered purchasing team to support business needs.
  • Actively participate as a dynamic, progressive member of the leadership team to strengthen our ability to perform and grow to meet our maximum group potential
  • Supervise purchasing resource support and delegate tasks across departments when necessary.
  • Establish an environment among the purchasing team where supplier cost reduction initiatives are part of daily tasks to meet annual reduction targets.
  • Measure and report key purchasing and inventory metrics.
  • Develop a procurement culture, building and maintaining solid relationships across the organization to find opportunities to improve purchasing
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously

Pro-Active Supplier Supply Management

  • Negotiate/Manage contracts, terms, and deadlines with vendors.
  • Develop robust vendor relationships to maintain effective communication channels and ensure ongoing alignment across several operations teams.
  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to strategically develop, implement and optimize vendor management processes, tools and policies to achieve performance objectives.
  • Monitor supplier performance and meet contractual obligations.

Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Mitigate Supply Chain risk through supplier qualification, development, and alternatives.
  • Development and execution of Supplier transfers
  • Develop risk management procedures to mitigate losses in the event of product shortages.
  • Identify potential risks which exist within the supply base, devise a plan, and lead a team to mitigate any negative impacts to TMI.


  • Develop and execute purchasing strategies to reduce cost and improve product quality.
  • Systematically determine optimized purchase quantities and delivery times.

Interdepartmental Collaboration

  • Work with Fulfillment Manager to review parts and order quantities and adjust as required.
  • Procure emergency items with short notice.
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing.
  • Work with Operations and Quality departments to address supplier Quality non-
  • conformances in a timely manner with an unbiased approach to achieve Client satisfaction
  • and initiate appropriate corrective actions in Production / Operations as required.
  • Manage and monitor TMI molding assets in collaboration with TMI Tooling Engineering Specialist.

Health & Safety

  • Comply and maintain direct report’s compliance with relevant health and safety legislation, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, etc.


  • Experience developing predictive and advanced analytics methods to assess, manage and mitigate material flow disruption issues, optimize supply chain operations, and employ lean purchasing processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Operations Management, Industrial Management or Engineering related field
  • 5+ years of managerial supply chain managerial responsibility in high demand, high volume environment, preferably healthcare
  • Experience in vendor negotiations
  • Experience in managing a global Supply Chain
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Power BI, Microsoft Teams, ERP) and strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze, and identify appropriate solutions, options, and insights
  • Knowledge of contract law; principles of negotiations; procurement techniques; contract development and administration
  • Proven grasp of negotiation techniques and excellent interpersonal communication to make meaningful professional connections with Suppliers and Vendors.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Plastics Molding and Assembly Experience and knowledge.
  • Electronics, Electrical contract manufacturing and component procurement

At an applicant’s request, TMI will make accommodation to its recruitment process to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities.


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At the applicant's request, TMI will make accommodation to its recruitment process to meet the needs of applicants with disabilities.

Please send your résumé only once per position.

Résumés will be accepted throughout the process, but only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

TMI is an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in joining our team.